This week Tommy and Wayne cover Mindfulness. Topics include intentional awareness and tilt control.
Join Tommy Angelo (author of Elements of Poker) and Wayne Lively as they embark on the Eightfold Path to Poker Enlightenment. This remarkable series is an excellent companion to Tommy's book and has been lovingly crafted over the past year. Featuring brand new musical composition from Tommy, this series is designed with the iPod in mind and transcends standard video poker training. Watch. Listen. Breathe. Win.
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What les fux, I think I found it. Lets see how it turns out in the next few weeks. I watched 3 episodes and I played a session, and I don't think my mind has ever been as clear as this time. Especially the 'anticipate' and 'right thinking' (about analyzing a hand without judgement) really finally made me the way I'd play if I were almost objectively looking at the game.
Thanks a lot!
Oh, and i love the piano
What is your opinion on taking notes during play? As you take a note, you are missing action, but by not taking the note, you may forget vital information. Is there a way to notetake, but remain single minded?
For you, taking notes is simply part of the game. It's not a "distraction from the more important task of playing." Think of note-taking as one of the many profitable things you do as you "play poker."
Can you take notes and remain single-minded? Yes! Of course! There is no task that can't be done single-mindedly. If you take notes mindfully, then single-mindedness is maintained. You single-mindedly takes notes while you are taking notes, then you single-mindedly resume focusing on your game(s) when the note is finished. If you go back and forth between those two tasks a hundred thousand times per year, then your objective is to be aware when you have moved from one task to the other as many times as possible.
I am playing now.
I am taking a note now.
Let those two thoughts come and go thousands of times along with all the other less mindful thoughts.
And while we're here, read this:
I have adhd as well, and hate medication. In my words, it makes me feel like a zombie, and not one of those fast cool ones either. I've found that music with headphones helps me to focus. Not any particular type, just something in the background to help tune out all the little distractions I have
Love all of the positive energy in here, just thought Id chime in! Love your work guys, and thx for the links Im buying my meditation bench and pillow Tomorrow! Cant wait to start meditating, the breathing really does work! Cant wait to watch the next one!
When I started out on Party Poker many years ago I won a sat to a daily $150 game, I was pretty stoked. I am a big Grateful Dead fan and a friend gave me a Dead video to wattch and I put it on when I played the $150 mtt. I was doing great up until the video was over and I got knocked out with in a minute of it stopping. It seemed like the music keeped me focus on the game.
Do you think listening to music while playing online always concentration on poker better or worse?
Does it matter which music?
I listened to Beethoven and the Grateful Dead live while doing term papers in college, I thought it stimulated my mind while listening to them.
Is listening to the Eightfold Path to Poker Enlightenment a distraction while playing a couple of mtts?
"I listened to Beethoven and the Grateful Dead live while doing term papers in college, I thought it stimulated my mind while listening to them."
Nice range. :-)
"Do you think listening to music while playing online always concentration on poker better or worse?"
It works for you, and that's all that matters!